John Calvin on Infant Baptism: Addressing the Anabaptist (& Baptist) Error

“Accordingly, it is said in Mark, He that shall believe and be baptized shall be saved. By these words Christ not only excludes from the hope of salvation hypocrites who, though destitute of faith, are puffed up only by the outward sign; but by a sacred bond he connects baptism with doctrine, so that the latter is nothing more than an appendage of the former. But as Christ enjoins them to teach before baptizing, and desires that none but believers shall be admitted to baptism, it would...

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John Calvin’s Word about Roman Catholic Priests Is Still Valid & Also Addresses Prosperity Preachers

“Let us learn from this passage, that the apostleship is not an empty title, but a laborious office; and that, consequently, nothing is more absurd or intolerable than that this honour should be claimed by hypocrites, who live like kings at their ease, and disdainfully throw away from themselves the office of teaching. The Pope of Rome and his band proudly boast of their succession, as if they held this rank in common with Peter and his companions; and yet they pay no more regard to...

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Theories Arguing Against the Resurrection of Jesus Don’t Hold Up Under Scrutiny

This post is not really an interaction with the theories of the empty tomb but rather a list of some theories. Upon careful consideration, it becomes clear that theories competing with the truth of Christ’s resurrection don’t hold up under scrutiny. Much research and writing has been done. If you doubt the resurrection, look into the research. You may want to check out which is reflected below. Theories about the resurrection: Stolen Body Theory – the disciples stole...

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A Marriage Made in Heidelberg (8): You Need a Certain Kind of Mediator in Marriage

How do you act when your spouse sins against you? Sarcasm? Yelling? Cold shoulder? Passive-aggressive behavior? Withholding affection? If we’re honest, we don’t always respond to our spouse’s sin against us with humility, patience, understanding, and forgiveness. I think the best thing a couple can do when they sin against one another is to face the offense together with great self-awareness, humility, and confidence in the gospel allowing Christ to mediate the problem; Christ should...

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A Possible Chronology of the Gospels’ Resurrection Events

Reconciling the gospel accounts on the events of the resurrection is a somewhat difficult task, especially for people who struggle with chronology like I do. It’s hard for me to keep timelines and details straight in my head. When you study the gospel accounts about the events surrounding the resurrection, you’ll notice that some details are different. Why is that? Some will say the gospels contradict, however, those who believe in Biblical inerrancy and infallibility are not so...

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A Marriage Made in Heidelberg (7): Freed from the Biggest Stressor in Marriage to Love Your Spouse

I hope you need to imagine this and that it’s not a reality for you, but imagine that you’re in major debt, you can’t pay it off, and you’re married. How does the debt affect your marriage? With debt looming, you’re anxious, fearful, discontent, and stressed, which will inevitably impact how you treat your spouse. This one big financial burden is amplifying your sinful struggles and affecting your marriage. I read that “studies have indicated that frequent fights about money are a...

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For Dispensationalists, Romanists, & Evangelicals to Consider

The rending of the veil proclaimed the termination and passing away of the ceremonial law. It was a sign that the old dispensation of sacrifices and ordinances was no longer needed. Its work was done. Its occupation was gone, from the moment that Christ died. There was no more need of an earthly high priest, and a mercy seat, and a sprinkling of blood, and an offering up of incense, and a day of atonement. The true High Priest had at length appeared. The true Lamb of God had been...

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A Marriage Made in Heidelberg (6): Your Spouse Is So Much Better than a Bed of Flames

Many marriage books are a waste of time, but I know one that certainly isn’t. Probably my favorite marriage book—and I use it in pre-marital counseling—is Friends and Lovers by Joel Beeke. It’s excellent, and it’s short. There are many helpful things in Beeke’s little book that if taken seriously and implemented, will make a great difference in your marriage. I think you should read it. In the last chapter on appreciating your spouse, Dr. Beeke wrote something that jumped off the...

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